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Damnoen Saduak Souvenirs Page

Fruits and vegetables are fully loaded
on several small boats for sale to visitors.

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Many tourists on a small boat, experiencing
the canal and floating market.

  (Bangkoksite Photos taken on November 4, 2000 and
   updated on October 28, 2006) 

The Most Popular Floating Market       
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province, about 105 kms (65 miles) from Bangkok. According to history around 1866 King Rama IV ordered that a 32 kms long canal be dug at Damnoen Saduak. This canal would connect the Mae Klong River with the Tachine River.

The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables. The area is famous for Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit,
mangoes, bananas, and coconut.

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The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Tourists will also see traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats, and please try riding on a small boat to experience the floating market and to see more. This is a worthwhile trip.     

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Experiencing the Floating Market        
Most of the tourists go to this floating market with the conducted tours, using large air-conditioned buses. Some travel on mini-bus and van. Also, there are many people from Bangkok and every where coming by private cars. Tourists normally take a short trip by small boat. It is once in a life time experience to come to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

How To Get There : 

GPS Location :  N 13.517462   E 99.952862
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Travel from Bangkok via Thonburi-Paktoh Highway to Samut Songkhram Town. Follow the sign to Damnoen Saduak (Highway No.325).



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